2006 M5 SMG and I-DRIVE
I got an 06 M5 SMG about two months ago. This is my fourth Bimmer. I had an 00 M5 (dinanized) before this. Loved it...
Complaints about SMG..... sour grapes.... its just learing something new.
Although my left foot is flopping around with nothing to do, I still need to be in touch with the rpms to shift (I find about 5k is about right for nice crisp shifts). The other day I read a review where someone was upset that they had to "re-set" the shift sequences every time they got into the car. That's three buttons.. Power, DSC off, three clicks on the shift button to get to the quickest (that little football shaped thing near the I-Drive).
Come on... how lazy can you get........ why not just have a chauffeur if you want to do nothing........ From an old pilot... consider it a "start up/taxi" checklist. really!!!
I-Drive. Im not great with computers, but it took me about a week to get in the groove. And, now I'm just fine with it. Actually, I enjoy it. Im good with the Nav. Im good with the entertainment (love the satellite). Im getting there with the phone (although my Treo 650 is not fully functional in the car). Learning the rest.... Its not tough people. Why not just get a 65 chevy with a push-button radio and three levers for the heater???? Old dogs and new tricks. Stop whining (those of you who are) and enjoy the car... its just a kick in the pants. ........